Income

All pensions and allowances must provide for a modest standard of living. Pensions and allowances must ensure that income support recipients with little or no private income can cover the cost of essential goods and services. 

There should be an equitable and adequate retirement income strategy to cater for the many people for whom superannuation will not provide sufficient income for a modest retirement.

Read CPSA's full income policy here


Rental anomaly leaves Age Pensioners and the unemployed behind

PRIVATE renters who receive rent assistance and share a house are treated differently according to the payment that they receive.

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Green pensioners won’t lose (too much) under income test

THE Australian Government has agreed to relax income test rules for pensioners who participate in solar Feed-in  Tariff (FiT) schemes.

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Senator Chris Evans “looks forward” to Santa’s pension cuts

PENSIONERS have good reason to be outraged by comments made by Senator Chris Evans on the effects of fortnightly reporting of earnings to Centrelink.

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Pension changes from July 2010

RECENT changes made by the Federal Government mean that many pensioners and income support recipients can now access their payments in different ways.

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Carers missing out

MORE than 100,000 carers are missing out on millions of dollars in government assistance by not accessing the Carer Payment from Centrelink, a new report shows.

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